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Chessla is always thought of as quite a quirky world (in cultural terms) as it is one of the few solar systems in the Zambarau Concord that was founded by the Astatines that actually has a sun; because the solar system of Chessla is more hospitable to a wider range of species, Chessla is actually associated more with the Astatines than Niima is! Chessla is slightly warmer than Niima, with an average temperature of 15°C, but has very little glaciation due to a low water content of the planet (during terraforming the Astatines neglected to add more water, as with a star the air on the planet became uncomfortably humid for Astatines in simulations with added water), which has also resulted in widescale desertification. What can only be described as a unique desert culture has emerged on Chessla, which has stimulated the rapid growth of a tourist industry with a variety of rustic 'mock markets' to draw in tourists in want of a 'simple life.' Drawing on the attractions of Chessla itself, many habitats in the system simulate the environment present on Chessla; as a result there are large numbers all races present in the system, though Astatines and Zambarau are particularly promenant.

At a mere 1.5 million kilometres from the red dwarf star, Nyenma, is Datumnyenma, the closest star to the solar system's sun - a fully terraformed Zambarau world with a thick atmosphere to distribute heat around the tidally locked planet and maintain a comfortable temperature of  380°C. Orbiting at a mere 3.2 million kilometres from the red dwarf star Nyenma, Chessla is tidally locked with one side always facing the sun. To prevent one side baking while the other freezes (due to the thin Astatine-supporting atmosphere making heat circulation very slow) a giant sunshade is placed in Chessla's L1 point, while a soletta in a polar orbit illuminates the planet in a day-night cycle. There are five more rocky planets in the solar system, at 4.3 million, 6.2 million, 11 million, 32.8 million and 113.7 million kilometres. At 21.9 million kilometres there is a substantial asteroid belt (home to many habitats) which simulations show was a planet that broke apart after failing to form properly billions of years ago. The planets of the solar system range from just 11,000 to over 23,800 kilometres in diameter.


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